The MSB Medical School Berlin, Germany is a private, state-approved university in the city of Berlin offering undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of education, with the strongest subject by far being Psychology.
Diversity has been and continues to be an important topic at the MSB. Therefore, the MSB is excited for the project outputs and results, as they will contribute to improving its autism support services.
The IMAGE team
Dr Timo Lorenz: “I am a Work and Organizational Psychologist focusing on Positive Psychology.
I have been able to gain experience in the field of diversity though my research on the autism spectrum and employment, as well as the use of positive psychology in marginalized groups. In my work on autism and employment, I find a participatory approach, working closely with the autism community (i.e. bloggers, self-empowerment groups) and autism specific employers (including Auticon and Diversicon), to be crucial for well-rounded and successful outcomes.
For my work I like to use a wide spectrum of different analysis approaches in measurement and Bayesian methods, as a solid methodological background is very important to me.”
Sarah Krückels: “Iwill soon complete my master’s degree in Work and Organizational Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. The MSB has invited me to work as an assistant researcher for the IMAGE project. Coming from the midwifery profession myself, the focus of my work combines this past experience with positive occupational psychology. I am looking forward to being part of the EU-funded IMAGE project as I believe that our outputs will have an impact on the study and work situation of autistic people.”